Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and flip flops and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the cold sets in?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while people are doing whatever they can to keep warm. When correctly installed by trained professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be inspected annually to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Fras-Air/General recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to ensure the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is the ideal time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Fras-Air/General , our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Fras-Air/General will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cooler months, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts today at 908-448-2154to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.